Meet Your Captain

Hello! My name is Matt Kopec, and I am the owner/operator of Whittier Marine Charters and Whittier Boat Rental. Since childhood, it seems I’ve always been out on one fishing quest or another. Being out on the ocean has remained my passion to this very day…there is simply no place I’d rather be.

I hold a U.S.C.G. Master’s License, am first aid/CPR certified, and have many, many years of experience plying Alaskan waters. Having navigated Prince William Sound and the Northern Gulf for nearly two decades now, I have come to know the area and its fishery extremely well. In addition to running and maintaining my own vessel, The Swee’ Pea, I possess a broad range of experience and training on larger vessels as well.

The waters of Prince William Sound and the Northern Gulf of Alaska are nothing short of amazing. Our fisheries are in good health…Whether you’re new to fishing or an offshore veteran, we’ll do our best to make your trip both enjoyable and successful. Please explore the following pages and get acquainted with everything we have to offer! Feel free to contact us anytime!